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Godwin chairs, Bonhams auction in New York on 7 December 2020

Our Heritage: “the price of everything and the value of nothing”?

In Lady Windemere’s Fan, Oscar Wilde had Lord Darlington quip that a cynic was ‘a man who knows the price ...
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Corncrakes along the Barrack Road, Northampton

A recent episode of the BBC’s Springwatch made mention of the demise and conservation of the Corncrake a ground-nesting bird ...
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Lost Churches: St Andrew, Northampton

St Andrew Northampton was built in 1841 from public subscription. Its parish was a densely populated area that was originally ...
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The Missions in the “Boroughs” of Northampton

In the 19th century, despite there being numerous well-established churches of many denominations around the periphery of Northampton’s “Boroughs”, the ...
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North End 1746 from Noble and Butlin's map of Northampton

Lost streets: Where was North End, Northampton?

Was it a street or did it refer to a district of the town? An early clear reference to North ...
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Lost Churches and Religious Houses of Northampton

Previously I have written about several of Northampton’s “lost” churches. This is an attempt to produce a gazetteer and interactive ...
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George Gilbert Scott

Sir George Gilbert Scott (1811-1878) and St Peter’s Northampton

Maybe the name is familiar, perhaps it’s not, it should be! He designed the Midland Hotel at St Pancras Station ...
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Lost churches: St Bartholomew and St Lawrence

One church or two? There is an outstanding mystery about the location of this lost church and whether it was ...
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Royal carriage 1843

Queen Victoria’s railway carriage of 1843

The carriage constructed for her Majesty's use, by the directors of the London and Birmingham Railway Company, is of a ...
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Arrival of Queen Victoria at All Saints church, Northampton

“A right Royal visit” Queen Victoria’s visit to Northampton

12 November 1844 was set to be a great day for Northampton. A chance to welcome Queen Victoria and Prince ...
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